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BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review
     Tue, Jun 19 2012 | 1:56P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not the first name that comes to mind when buying a motherboard, we see what BIOSTAR is doing with the Intel Z77 chipset."

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WiFi @ ocaholic
     Tue, Jun 19 2012 | 2:55A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Z77X-UD5H-WB WiFi, Gigabyte has a very well equipped motherboard in its portfolio. This allrounder board offers many features like for example WiFi support, a powerful power design and there is even a complete set of overclocking features. This board really brings everything that is needed to become a convincing product."

OC3D: Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Review
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 4:16P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the latest Z77 chipset on board we take a look at the Gi= gabyte Sniper 3 and see if it matches its predecessors."

REVIEW: ASRock Z77 Fatal1ty Professional @ PureOverclock
     Mon, Jun 18 2012 | 9:55A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock, a full line motherboard company and a fan favorite of ours, has released the Z77 Fatal1ty motherboard series. The Fatal1ty branding is ASRock`s gaming series whose spokesperson is Jonathan Wendel, a world known pro gamer. The Z77 Fatal1ty Professional is geared to both gamers and enthusiasts, and it comes with a great set of features. Question is: how is the performance? Let`s get it on the bench and find out."

Thunderbolt on Windows with Asus, Intel and Promise
     Sat, Jun 16 2012 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's Light Peak technology eventually matured into what now is known in the market as Thunderbolt, which debuted initially as an Apple I/O exclusive last year. As we mentioned in our IDF coverage a few years ago, Light Peak was being developed by Intel in collaboration with Apple. So it wasn't a huge surprise that Apple got an early exclusivity agreement, but there were actually a number of other partners on board as well, including Aja, Apogee, Avid, Blackmagic, LaCie, Promise and Western Digital. Thunderbolt has been available on some Apple systems for over a year now and it’s been met with mostly positive results. There are also a handful of Thunderbolt compatible devices already on the market thanks to Apple’s head-start, from the likes of Promise, Lacie, WD and others. On the Windows front, however, Thunderbolt is still in its infancy and there are still a few bugs to work out of systems and solutions. To test Thunderbolt under Windows, we got our hands on a couple of high-end motherboards that have the technology built-in, Intel's DZ77RE-75K and the Asus P8Z77-V Premium, along with a Thunderbolt-enabled Direct Attached Storage RAID system from Promise.

Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe: New Look of the LGA 1155 Platform
     Fri, Jun 15 2012 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This system board boasts good accessories bundle, features smart design and supports all contemporary interfaces including wireless ones. Its BIOS is pretty easy to work with; it contains a lot of settings that can be adjusted within extensive ranges. An additional advantage is “Asus AI Suite II” software suite including numerous functional utilities.

Biostar TA75M+ AMD A75 socket FM1 Motherboard Review
     Thu, Jun 14 2012 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Biostar's TA75M+ motherboard is a micro-ATX entry level platform with relatively robust onboard graphics care of the AMD Fusion APU processor and thorough storage options via AMDs A75 chipset. Built around the AMD Fusion A75 chipset, the board supports socket FM1 AMD A8/A6-series processors which feature integrated graphics in the form of a Radeon HD 6550D/6530D graphics core."

Asrock Fatal1ty X79 Champion & Z77 Extreme9
     Thu, Jun 14 2012 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overall we have been impressed by Asrock’s high-end offerings, as they really are top notch products. Asrock has continued to step up their game over the last few years and today we would have no problem purchasing one of their products over something from Asus or Gigabyte for example. The Fatal1ty X79 Champion and Z77 Extreme9 are more examples of why Asrock motherboards are worth checking out.

REVIEW: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe and Pro @ PureOverclock
     Wed, Jun 13 2012 | 9:05A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we have a double whammie review in store with two new ASUS Z77 offerings, named the P8Z77-V Deluxe and the P8Z77-V Pro. ASUS takes things to the next level here and their features have many added nuances most do not recognize, so open a nice cold frosty beverage, kick back while we get both of these handsome boards to the lab and see how they handle Intel`s new Ivy Bridge processors with a look at some extreme cooling and see what they can unleash."

News:A quick look at Thunderbolt on the PC
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 3:55P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thunderbolt has finally arrived on the PC. Motherboards with Thunderbolt ports are selling online and Ivy Bridge notebooks are primed to feature the high-speed connection. We take a closer look to see if it`s worthwhile."

Z77 Motherboard Charts: 14 Models tested - update ASUS P8Z77 WS @ Ocaholic
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 3:20P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 14 recent Z77 motherboards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right motherboard."

Complete Set of BIOS Screenshots - ASUS Maximus V Gene @ Ocaholic
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 10:53A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Chris has made the effort to create a complete set of screenshots from the ASUS Maximus V Gene`s BIOS. With this gallery it`s not only possible to get an overview we even offer a deep insight."

Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H Socket 1155 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 9:10A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gigabyte currently offers thirteen motherboards based on the Intel`s latest Ivy Bridge chipset. Ranging from the GA-Z77-D3 to the new G1.Sniper 3. Offering features ranging from firewire to Wi-Fi. The Z77X-UD3H offers much of the features of the higher end boards but at a great $160 price point. Crossfire, SLI, four DIMM slots, SATA III and USB 3.0 are just a few of the options this new board has. But we want to know is overclocking an invisible no added cost to manufacturing feature of this board? Hmmmmm, we will find out."

Two LGA 1155 Mainboards from ASRock Reviewed
     Tue, Jun 12 2012 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Both these high-quality mainboards have very well thought-through design, rich functionality and a very convenient BIOS with a complete set of overclocking and fine-tuning parameters. They have a lot in common, but each of them has its own unique peculiarities, too.

ECS Announces A85F2-A Deluxe Motherboard with AMD Socket FM2
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 1:36P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

ECS Announces A85F2-A Deluxe Motherboard with AMD Socket FM2 

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has announced the A85F2-A Deluxe, a new motherboard built around the AMD A85X chipset with support for the latest socket FM2 CPUs.

The A85F2-A Deluxe is one of the most powerful and reliable motherboards currently available.  In the ATX format, this ECS motherboard features two 2nd generation PCIe x16 slots for graphics card upgrades and CrossFireX support, as well as three 2nd generation PCIe x1 and 2 PCI slots for other cards. Up to 64 GB of dual channel DDR3 memory can be installed in 4 sockets, with a maximum speed of 1866, or up to 2300 for overclockers. There are seven 6 Gb/s SATA sockets, with support for RAID 0, 1, 5, & 10.


Expansion and connectivity options in the A85F2-A Deluxe include up to 6 USB 3.0 ports, 8 USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit LAN, and a 6Gb/s eSATA connectors for fast external storage. Separate HDMI, DVI, and D-Sub VGA ports provide graphics output, and there's 8-Ch HD Audio. The motherboard features the new user-friendly graphical uEFI BIOS with ECS MIB X, and a multi-language interface.

For the ultimate in stability and reliability, the A85F2-A Deluxe is Nonstop Certified by ECS. Motherboards with ECS Nonstop Certification deliver a hassle-free computing experience by solving common PC hardware problems before they can even occur. Hardware enhancements and a strict series of specially-designed tests combine together to protect PCs and ensure that all ECS Nonstop Certified motherboards can be relied on for stability and reliability far into the future, long after competing products have failed. Nonstop features include enhanced gold plating on critical contacts, and all solid capacitors and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection for VGA, USB, LAN and HDMI ports.

The A85F2-A Deluxe is bundled with Norton AntiVirus software, Muzee, Cyberlink Media Suite, and the ECS iEZ utility, which includes the eBLU BIOS Live Update Utility, the eDLU Drivers Live Update Utility and the eSF Smart Fan Utility.


In addition to the A85F2-A Deluxe, four other models will released with the socket FM2: A75F2-A2, A75F2-M2, A55F2-A2, A55F2-M3. The newest ECS Socket FM2 motherboards build on the already strong performance of FM1 motherboards by adding a host of powerful new features and technology upgrades in the Trinity technology platform.

New features in this generation include support for up to 4 displays and AMD Eyefinity Multi-display Technology, and HDMI Deep Color to accurately display billions of colors, bringing a new level of realism and color accuracy. AMD Turbo Core 3 extends the Turbo Core performance boost to the GPU, and CrossFireX gives access to ultra-high performance graphics with add on cards. There are 3 dedicated display outputs. Support for industry standards is also upgraded, with Open GL 4.2, DisplayPort Version 1.2, and Open CL 1.1 or later. Enhanced features are standard: like AMD Universal Video Decoder (UVD) and Video Codec Engine (VCE) for ultra-fast video encoding and decoding.

The new A85F2-A Deluxe and the other ECS socket FM2 series motherboards offer the latest technology for faster, more stable performance and extreme graphics realism.

About ECS
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has been a pioneer in designing and manufacturing computer motherboards since 1987. Today, the motherboard maker also designs and manufactures desktop PCs, notebooks, servers, motherboards, video cards, wireless solutions and handheld devices for distributors worldwide. Headquartered in Taiwan with operations in North America, Europe, China, Korea and Japan, ECS also has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified manufacturing facilities in China.

For more information, please visit ECS at http://www.ecs.com.tw


ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Motherboard Review
     Mon, Jun 11 2012 | 11:06A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X79 Sabertooth lives up to its TUF name in both looks and performance. The integrated UEFI BIOS gave us plenty of options for configuring everything on our system and did it with a user friendly interface. The board`s support for quad GPU graphics configurations from both NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossfireX is a huge plus and expected for high-end motherboards in this class. The X79 Sabertooth`s bundled software was very stable and useful during testing and increased the overall value that consumers look for in all their PC hardware upgrades."

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